Werriwa matters with Anne Stanley: 'I commend the work of NSW Health's front-line workers'

COVID-19 testing at Ash Road Sporting Complex. Picture: Chris Lane
COVID-19 testing at Ash Road Sporting Complex. Picture: Chris Lane

For more than a week our community has been living with the concerning news that many of our friends and neighbours may have been exposed to COVID-19.

My husband and I went to dinner at the Crossroads on the Monday night. As soon as we became aware of the health advice, we immediately isolated and were tested.

I am relieved to say we are both negative and are coming to the end of the 14-day isolation. Isolation for me has been relatively painless. I am well, able to work from home and have the luxury of being able to see blue skies and trees outside. I know for many in our community, isolation is much more difficult.

I commend the work of NSW Health's front-line workers who have organised and tested many of us during this period. While concerningly, testing sites have been overwhelmed, their professionalism has assisted in keeping the outbreak isolated and hopefully controlled.

Another concern is the COVIDSafe app, which seems to have done little to assist with contact tracing. The government must immediately review the apps effectiveness.

Continue to wash your hands regularly, stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household, cough into your elbow and only go out when you must.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out with messages of support. Let's continue to work as a community to limit the spread of the virus.